Welcome to June's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, possible food labeling changes under the Biden administration, FDA considers research into the use of "healthy" symbols, changes to sesame allergen labeling, GM salmon finally arrives, and more ...
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Possible Changes to Food Labeling Under the Biden Administration
Under the Trump administration, substantial funds were diverted away from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal agencies with oversight responsibilities for the nation’s food and beverage industries.... Now, with President Biden in office, we may expect to see an increase in the federal government’s regulation of food, beverages, and dietary supplements.
FDA In Brief: FDA Issues Procedural Notice on Potential Plans to Conduct Research About Use of ‘Healthy’ Symbols on Food Products
[FDA is] issuing a procedural notice on preliminary consumer research we are planning on the use of symbols on food product labels. The symbol could later be used to convey the nutrient content claim ‘healthy'.... Specifically, we are seeking input on ways to enhance the quality, usefulness and clarity of the information to be collected.
How The FASTER Act Changes Sesame Allergen Labeling On Packaged Foods
President Joseph R. Biden signed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act into law that changes labeling rules for sesame on packaged foods. The FASTER Act officially makes sesame the ninth food allergen that companies must indicate on packaging.
Genetically Modified Salmon Head to US Dinner Plates
The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began this week after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.
Texas House Passes Plant-, Cell-, and Insect-Based Food Labeling Restrictions
On May 10, Texas state lawmakers passed a bill that would prohibit plant-based, cell-based, or insect-based food products that do not contain meat from slaughtered animals from using terms like “meat,” “beef,” “pork,” or “poultry product” on food labels.
Spencer Sheehan – a plaintiff’s attorney best-known for filing a tsunami of lawsuits over vanilla labeling – has targeted Chobani for the second time in six months, this time taking issue with claims on the yogurt maker’s high protein, no added sugar range, Chobani Complete.
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